Today's Health News

Dasatinib Tops Imatinib for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Four-year cumulative risk of any relapse lower for dasatinib in the context of intensive chemotherapy

New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

Children with WS should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist, undergo psychoeducational evaluation

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years

Patients with AFM onset in peak years are younger, more often positive for enterovirus, rhinovirus RNA

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers

Cesarean Rates No Higher for Diabetes Patients Induced in 38th Week

But compared with expectant management, induction at 38 weeks tied to certain neonatal adverse outcomes

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs

2003 to 2017 Saw Drop in Infant Mortality Due to Birth Defects

Considerable variation found in the decrease, with smallest decline for infants born to black mothers

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states

High-Dose Erythropoietin No Benefit for Extreme Preemies

No reduction found in risk for severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death at 2 years of age

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Down in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Risk for coronary artery disease significantly decreased for survivors with diagnosis in 80s, 90s versus 70s